Located along the state's 1,100-mile coastline, California fisheries and fishing communities are many and diverse. We have divided the state into five regions, based on fishing activity, regional market patterns, and state and federal management. Follow the links below to explore the five regions.

1. North Coast Region
Oregon Border to Point Arena    

2. North Central Coast
South of Point Arena to 
Half Moon Bay


3. Central Coast Region
South of Half Moon Bay to 
Point Conception  

4. Santa Barbara Channel Region
Point Conception to Point Dume


5. South Coast Region
Point Dume to Mexico border